Alabama League for Nursing President’s Message
Amy B. Bigham, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
 I am excited you have chosen to visit the Alabama League for Nursing (ALN) website. The ALN is recognized as an affiliate of the National League for Nursing (NLN). The purpose of the ALN is to support and implement the mission of the National League for Nursing, Inc. which is to advance the quality of nursing education to meet the unique needs of diverse populations in an ever changing health care environment at the constituent level. Membership is open to persons interested in fostering the development and improvement of nursing services or nursing education.

The ALN supports Nursing education in Alabama in several ways.

  1. The Excellence in Teaching Award is a mechanism whereby educators may be recognized for the development and implementation of innovative teaching strategies employed in a variety of settings. The emphasis is placed on projects using outcome measures and other therapeutic nursing interventions.

  2. The ALN Lamplighter Award Program wishes to recognize individuals who strive to meet the goals of the League in an exemplary manner. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exemplary performance in the nursing profession or individuals who have been made a substantial contribution to the cause of securing a better society.

  3. There are many leadership opportunities through participation on the many committees of the League. These include the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Nominating Committee, Awards Committee, and the Annual Planning Committee.

  4. Continuing Education is offered through the Annual meeting held in the spring. The group sponsors recognized speakers to provide exposure to contemporary issues. The ability to network with other educators presents valuable opportunities to discuss topics of concern.

  5. Scholarship opportunities toward the cost of the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam offered through the National League for Nursing (NLN). More information about the exam can be obtained at the NLN website www.nln.org.

  6. ALN joins with other nursing groups at the local and state level to address nursing and nursing education policy. Representation includes Alabama Council of Administrators of Professional Nursing Education Program (ACAPNEP), Nursing Organization Coalition, Birmingham Regional Organization of Nurse Leaders (BRONL), and others as requested.
If you are not already a member, please take this opportunity to consider joining ALN today to make a difference in nursing education now. Membership and participation in ALN is a great way to be involved in a professional organization that supports nursing educators and quality nursing education at all levels. If you have questions or require more information, please email me at alabamaleague@gmail.com .

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